Dr. Johannes J. Christian
Dr. Johannes J. Christian was the founding Pastor of The Adoration and Peace Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Christian now Pastor Emeritus of Adoration and Peace Baptist Church and CEO of Face of Forgiveness LLC.The Face of Forgiveness LLC derived from the ministry of the Adoration and Peace Baptist Church, Anti-bullying and Non-violent ministry. The Rev. Dr. Johannes Christian who was severely injured in a rock throwing incident by a troubled youth, has developed a tenacity and passion to nullify bullying behaviors in our communities with the emphasis focused on the youth. Through Dr. Christian's personal conviction to forgive, the anti-bullying program has gained much momentum and forgiveness is it's central focus.
Dr. Christian and the Adoration and Peace Baptist Church have been presenting seminars and workshops in schools, recreation centers, summer camps, and church youth programs, prisons and juvenile detention facilities since 2008. Face of Forgiveness has been engaged in a collaborative effort with prevention specialists of area mental health agencies affiliated with the Franklin County ADAHM Board (network) since it's conception. Our mission is to improve the quality of people's lives through our "Bullying Prevention" seminars. The Face of Forgiveness; Bullying Prevention "Walk-a-thon and Rally" the first of which was held on Sept. 11, 2011, helps us to raise awareness, support and funding for this mission. We believe that all children should be safe and treated with dignity and respect. This goal is achievable with the elimination of bullying and violent acts. Dr. Christian is heard on Blogtalk Radio.com Show: Forgiveness radio Changing the World. Dr. Christian received his Doctor of Ministry in 1995 from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. He has been an instructor for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, New Orleans, in the School of Ministry, since its inception. He is widely known for his Christian Afrocentric workshops and lectures depicting the Afrocentric presence in the Bible. Dr. Christian participated in the National Leadership Summit, Columbus, Ohio as a panelist with Dr. Cain Hope Felder, Dr. Gilcrest Adam and Archbishop Father Joe Stallings.